Inuvil Kandaswamy Kovil

Kandaswamy Kovil is a Hindu temple situated in Inuvil. It is dedicated to Lord Murugan (or God Kataragama), the War God of the Hindu pantheon.
Inuvil Kandaswamy Kovil

Inuvil Kandaswamy Kovil (Tamil: இணுவில் கந்தசாமி கோயில்; Sinhala: ඉනුවිල් කන්දස්වාමි කෝවිල) is a Hindu temple situated in Inuvil in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to Lord Murugan (or God Kataragama), the War God of the Hindu pantheon.

Located on Inuvil-Manipay road adjoining Pararajasekara Pillaiyar Kovil, the temple consists of a three-tiered Rajagopuram with two courts with several Mandapams including Shanmuga Mandapam, Nadesar Mandapam, Maha Mandapam, Vasantha Mandapam and Thevar Sabai (Kandiah, 2014). The Manjam of this temple is recognized by the Indian craftsmen as a Manjam of antiquity (Kandiah, 2014).


1) Inuvil kanthan by T.kiresan has been released into the Public Domain


1) Kandiah, T, 2014. Ancient Hindu temples of Sri Lanka. pp.67-68.

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This page was last updated on 14 May 2023

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